- bed|fel|low [ˈbedˌfeləu US -lou] nstrange bedfellowstwo or more people, ideas etc that are related or working together in an unexpected way▪ Rugby and art seem strange bedfellows.
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Bedfellow — Bed fel low, n. One who lies with another in the same bed; a person who shares one s couch. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bedfellow — close friend, roommate, mid 15c., from BED (Cf. bed) (n.) + FELLOW (Cf. fellow) (n.). Also (late 15c) concubine. Earlier in the close companion sense was bed fere (early 14c.). Bedsister husband s concubine is recorded in Middle English (c.1300) … Etymology dictionary
bedfellow — [bed′fel΄ō] n. 1. a person who shares one s bed 2. an associate, ally, confederate, etc … English World dictionary
bedfellow — UK [ˈbedˌfeləʊ] / US [ˈbedˌfeloʊ] noun [countable] Word forms bedfellow : singular bedfellow plural bedfellows someone or something that is connected with another person or thing in some way, often unexpectedly Politics can create some strange… … English dictionary
bedfellow — noun Date: 15th century 1. one who shares a bed with another 2. associate, ally < political bedfellows > … New Collegiate Dictionary
bedfellow — /bed fel oh/, n. 1. Also called bedmate. a person who shares one s bed. 2. an associate or collaborator, esp. one who forms a temporary alliance for reasons of expediency: Politics makes strange bedfellows. [1400 50; late ME bedfelow. See BED,… … Universalium
bedfellow — noun a) One with whom one shares a bed. Young budding virgin, fair and fresh and sweet, b) An associate, often an otherwise improbable one. Whither away, or where is thy abode? Syn: bedmate … Wiktionary
bedfellow — Synonyms and related words: ace, adjunct, ally, amigo, associate, bedmate, bosom buddy, brother, brother in arms, buddy, bunkie, bunkmate, butty, camarade, chamberfellow, chum, classmate, coadjutor, cohort, colleague, comate, companion, company,… … Moby Thesaurus
bedfellow — n. strange bedfellows (politics make strange bedfellows) * * * [ bedˌfeləʊ] strange bedfellows (politics make strange bedfellows) … Combinatory dictionary
bedfellow — bed|fel|low [ bed,felou ] noun count someone or something that is connected with another person or thing in some way, often unexpectedly: Politics can create some strange bedfellows … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English